Drama is an artistic process that enhances and changes how one thinks and acts in relation to oneself and the world around us. It is a unique art form that re-presents and re-enacts experiences, ideas, stories and emotions. Drama is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression and continues to be significant in all cultures and societies.
Drama is taught in the classroom from Pre-Prep to Year 8 as part of the common curriculum for all students and in Years 9 -12 as an elective.
Tuition in co-curricular Drama and Communication incorporates the following subject areas: Effective Speech; Public Speaking, Verse Speaking, Mime, Improvisation and Acting. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the local Gold Coast Drama Festival and to prepare for Public examination (Trinity College of London and AMEB). Eisteddfod work will also be offered to interested students in Years 5 to 12. Senior School students wishing to participate in examination work must engage in private lessons. The only exception to this is students who participate in AMEB Speech in Action examinations. Junior School students undertaking AMEB examinations will be taught in small groups only.